Two back-to-back busy shifts...mmm...tired...
Was good, though. I had four very different patients over the course of two nights, which is the part about my job that I enjoy. Never a dull moment. Just very tiring at the end of it all. And my body aches all over. Thankfully I can get a massage on Friday.
You're right, Holly - I should look into teaching since I'd rather do that. And although college professors don't make what an acute care hospital nurse makes, they also don't have to work nights and weekends, which fits in better when we'll have a family. Which isn't on the way anytime soon, Miss Amy.
And yes, Shann, I love my job and it'd be wonderful to be a midwife, but I wouldn't do it in this country. Not enough respect from the medical community and sky-high malpractice insurance costs because of the crazy litigation over every little possible problem. I worry enough about bad situations I've been party to in the hospital as a nurse - they have up to 21 years to sue for a bad outcome during birth. Doesn't matter how much we pour our lives into helping women during childbirth - if anything goes wrong, blame everyone but chance. No, if I were to do midwifery, I would want to do it in Europe or a third world country, where I'd be appreciated without fear of prosecution.
I talked to one college recruiter today - he said I could take up to five years to complete my degree, thus maximizing my tuition benefit through my employer and not stressing myself out too much. They have a 100% online program, and even the practicum would be local to me, arranged with a preceptor nearby. It's totally affordable, and costs less than 10% of my undergraduate degree. Granted, I only had 25% of my education leftover in loans, but they totaled over three times as much as the Master's would cost. And my employer would pay most of it. So I'm thinking it might be worth pursuing.
I had to laugh at all the sleep-texting stuff. I'm not sure what I would write in my sleep, but I have talked before, and my conversations have been rather odd. Apparently I'm quite particular when I talk in my sleep, and insistent that I know what I'm talking about. Darn subconscious.
Not much else going on other than a messy apartment which I'm too wiped to tackle just yet. Not even sure I can do the Wii tonight. May try to do the Challenge, if I can come up with something in the next 8 hours.